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Re: Heath Robinson job !

Postby rob f » 03 May 2020, 12:41

JoeRoberts wrote:Like everyone I have been cleaning gear, making rigs & buying a few things, one thing I bought was some 60lb braid to use right through without leader, I always find it a bit fiddly winding line onto the spool so I looked at some that where available online which where quite expensive for the amount of reels that will spool, so looked at a few videos on youtube, and rumaged around to find some materials and came up with this

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first I tried fixing the reel on with velcro (hence the 4 screw holes) which didn't work, then I found a reel seat on Amazon which came all the way from China for less than £4, and fixed it to an old sink plunger handle.

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Put the braid and the reel in place and it works a treat :cheer:

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Nice one Joe :thumb: .
Them reel winders can be expensive to buy . I made this one about 5 / 6 years ago out of bits I had lying around the shed ,and I still use I.
A old miter block.
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a old reel seat of a rod handle.
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A piece of square tube.
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I your using a Fixed reel . you have to watch the line doesnt start to twist and tangle has your filling your spool. :thumb:
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Re: Whats everyone doing

Postby shacky » 03 May 2020, 12:53

:cheer: :thumb: Now your putting ideas in my head ??? I’m going for a rummage in the shed.
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Re: Whats everyone doing

Postby rob f » 03 May 2020, 13:37

shacky wrote::cheer: :thumb: Now your putting ideas in my head ??? I’m going for a rummage in the shed.
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looking forward to seeing what you come up with Iain . :thumb:
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Re: Whats everyone doing

Postby shacky » 03 May 2020, 16:10

I had a rummage, only found a few bits. It’s a start...I suppose :blink:

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Re: Whats everyone doing

Postby rob f » 03 May 2020, 17:40

shacky wrote:I had a rummage, only found a few bits. It’s a start...I suppose :blink:

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That's a start Iain . I'm looking at making one for a fixed spool :thumb:
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Re: Whats everyone doing

Postby JoeRoberts » 03 May 2020, 21:17

It's surprising what you can find when your in lockdown :yeah2:
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Re: Whats everyone doing

Postby Willpower » 04 May 2020, 09:09

Here's my cheapo rig. I use a old glass rod to fit my reel onto and the new spool fits between the large washers. Tighten up the nuts till the spool is firmish. Then the outer nut is tightened and this stops the spool from becoming loose when I'm winding it onto me reel (the nut tight up to the rig bracket is araldited to the rig, so I'm only tensioning and nut locking from one. Rig is made from some off cuts of dexion shelving and I had a spare piece of threaded bar that I had in stock (B&Q).
I stand about 6' away from the rig and wind on my new spool, which is under tension by the spring.
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Re: Whats everyone doing

Postby rob f » 04 May 2020, 09:54

That's interesting Mike . :thumb:
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Re: Whats everyone doing

Postby Paul R » 04 May 2020, 19:28

How is the Bismarck coming on Danny.
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Re: Whats everyone doing

Postby shacky » 04 May 2020, 20:07

Hell of a line winder that one Mike :thumb:
When you get really fed up of not going fishing and want to catch the big one. You can walk down your garden, then, wind your garden shed in :) ;) :thumb:
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